Adventurous Things to Do in Edinburgh

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  • Heather K
    Penetanguishene, Canada101 contributions
    We hit the height of the bright yellow Gorse bushes along the trail and it could NOT have been prettier, despite the dreary weather. I was expecting a hill climb but this definitely made me work hard for an early morning adventure! The views are spectacular and this has to be something you include if you are planning to visit.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • natalie S
    9 contributions
    So much fun!

    Booked this for something to do whilst visiting Edinburgh. I didn't expect it to be so good, we really enjoyed it all, lots of fun interactive images etc.

    Would highly recommend!
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • 1TraveltheWorld
    Alice Springs, Australia11,767 contributions
    What can we say except, WOW!

    We have watched the show many times over the years but it is lame in comparison to the real thing.

    The ambiance, the volume, the audience participation...everything.

    We were here during the Edinburgh festival, so the streets were full but the lines to the concert which holds 8000 seats, moves extremely quickly with the help of the many police and military personel.

    We were lucky enough to have great weather throughout the show.

    Fireworks at the end of the show help make this one of the most memorable experiences you will have in a lifetime.
    Written March 15, 2022
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  • R V
    10 contributions
    I can't say enough good things about this experience. The guide knew so much history, was very personable, and helped make the experience unforgettable. Matt, thank you for the time and for showing us a piece of history come alive through your storytelling.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Paul C
    15 contributions
    A really good, captivating way to convey so much information. A real hands on tour, including squashing rocks, ice sculptures, volcanoes, time travel, chimps in the rainforest, looking for fish, and a 3-D flight across the world. We took a 4-year-old and he was entertained for the entire tour, but I'd guess apt for a range of ages.

    Capped off by a near-unique smashing cinema experience.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Julian500
    Blackburn, UK94 contributions
    A must see - you need a strong stomach for some of the exhibits, but you could spend hours there as there is so much to see. Very interesting and thankful that medical procedures have moved on so much!
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Jake D
    1 contribution
    Quite simply one of the highlights of my holiday! Bob started off by naming and describing each alpaca so that every person in the group could decide which alpaca to take for a walk; they have different characters.

    Throughout the walk, Bob taught us many facts about alpacas.

    There are plenty of photo and video opportunities with alpacas, surrounded by beautiful views of the Pentlands.

    Surely an unforgettable experience!
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • RimaC
    6 contributions
    Not much celebrated to date but worth a visit. It's really breathtaking to see how the place actually is. Lovely staff too.
    Written April 26, 2022
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  • Darren Macdonald
    2 contributions
    Very informative and great to understand the effect various ingredients have on the beer. Nathan was very knowledgeable and took onboard our preferences in deciding how to make a suitable brew.

    Loads of great beers to sample and pizza was an unexpected bonus.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Dr Simon Stones
    Bolton, UK1,169 contributions
    Cramond Island offers stunning views across the Firth of Forth, spanning from Leith and Edinburgh to the stunning bridges at Queensferry. Parking is available on the mainland free of charge. The walk across to the island at low tide takes around 15 minutes, and safe passing times are displayed on notice boards. The island is relatively small, and can be easily explored within an hour. It was a shame to see so much rubbish disposed on the island - I do wish people would clean up after themselves! Definitely worth a visit though if you are in the area.
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • Audrey
    Edinburgh, UK5 contributions
    Grandsons had a great time this morning in the click and climb area. Staff were all helpful but I must mention Craig who was really helpful, supportive and very encouraging.
    Boys are desperate to go again soon.
    Written February 12, 2022
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  • lcortenraad
    The Hague, The Netherlands12 contributions
    Really interesting tour of this small craft brewery in Edinburgh. Alex and Ellis were brilliant, told us interesting facts about beer making and the whole brewing process. Really cool to see how dedicated they are to making something special. And we got to taste so many of the beers - delicious! We’ll def be searching for them in the Netherlands. Thanks for the great afternoon guys!
    Written February 22, 2020
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  • GlobeTrotting611446
    5 contributions
    Would highly recommend the truffle making session. Claire & Frasier were great hosts, very knowledgable and attentive.
    We had lots of tasters and a generous amount of treats we made through the experience to take home. Facilities were really good. We had a class of 8 on our experience and this was an ideal number to ensure the hosts weren't stretched over too many people.
    If you are in the area, this is a must!!
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Alison A
    29 contributions
    It was our first rock climb and Emma made our hour truly amazing. She showed us all the safety features in a fun way and it set the tone for the hour . We were only encouraged and never pushed to do anything we did not want to do. Extremely professional set up . Highly recommend this for family and kids we will be back
    Written October 29, 2019
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  • Melanie M
    6 contributions
    Such a fantastic activity. We went for a birthday and Gary was so engaging and great company. We learnt a lot, from the basics of distilling to the huge number of botanicals which can be used in gin production. Gary has such a vast amount of knowledge and experience - a really enjoyable afternoon.
    Written April 3, 2022
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